Oliver Moore's skating ability is one of the factors that has put the Minnesota native on NHL scouts' radar
Moore currently plays for the USNTDP and is committed to the University of Minnesota. He is also pinned as a top prospect for the 2023 NHL Draft.
MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. — Something you may not know about Oliver Moore is that he was a multi-sport athlete growing up. In addition to hockey, he also played basketball and soccer. That versatility helped him develop a competitive edge and helped make him into the athlete he is today playing for the United States National Team Development Program.
It's a big season for Moore, as it's his final campaign before the 2023 NHL Draft, where he is pinned as a top prospect. There is one area to Moore's game that he thinks helped get him on scout's radars.
"I think my skating ability is probably my biggest strength, separating from defensemen and using that to my advantage," said Moore, who committed to the Minnesota Gophers last winter and formerly played high school hockey at Totino-Grace.
There are also a couple areas to his game he is really looking to take to the next level this season. "Continuing to develop situational awareness, develop my down-low game, my defensive game, those three things are probably really the biggest."
Yeah, we're gonna need some Moore of this 🎯#USAvsMSU pic.twitter.com/JZNrBfLAE7— USA Hockey’s NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) October 2, 2022
Hometown: Mounds View, Minn.
Weight: 176 pounds
Current team: USNTDP
College: University of Minnesota 2024-25
NHL Rights: Top prospect eligible for the 2023 NHL Entry Draft